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Haba Orchard

Haba Orchard Haba Orchard holds a bounty of beautiful fruit; ripe yellow pears, blue plums, crisp green apples and juicy red cherries. But a hungry raven has been watching the orchard and knows the fruit is ready for eating. Players must harvest the fruit before the raven can take it for himself.

Haba Orchard is a co operative game where two to four children form a team to beat the raven. The children either all win together, or the raven wins.

Suitable for young children from 3 to 6, this is a great first board game. It is fast and exciting so it keep children interested and takes about 10 to 15 minutes to play. The rules are simple. Team up and beat the raven to the fruit!

Haba Orchard is high quantity, being beautifully made in Germany. The pieces are wooden and lovely to hold. No plastic here!

Rules can be adjusted as children grow to make the play more challenging.

Why Haba Orchard Board Game is educational?

Haba Orchard Board games are learning toys because they help with problem solving. They learn what’s involved to play and win a game.

Toddlers need to learn social skills such sharing, co operation, turn taking and teamwork. The cooperative play that this game fosters helps children recognize the idea of "we" and the benefits of working within a team. Also the competiveness associated with wining is avoided. Here either everyone wins, or not. Great for children having difficulty with losing.

Haba Orchard also helps children recognize and name colors, fruit and encourages fine motor skills through control of the dice, raven puzzle and the fruit pieces.

The educational experience is enhanced when adults and children play together. Children model our behavior; learn how to play well and to enjoy the game.

Age group

3 to 6 years. Small parts.

Reviews

Amazon reviews:

"We own a lot of games and many are fun....at least for a little while. But this game is my favorite and my 4.5 year old son’s favorite, too. He’s had it for a year and it’s been his favorite for pretty much that whole time. His 2.5 year old sister can play this one, too. The quality and craftsmanship is exceptional. The cooperative nature of it is fantastic. Everyone who plays is on the same team, trying to collect all the fruit in the orchard before the raven does. We get extra fun out of it by yelling "No ravens! No ravens!" when we roll the die. At the end, the kids jump up with excitement and dance around the room, singing "We beat the raven, we beat the raven." I much prefer this to having them taunt each other about one kid winning and the other not! The only knock on this game is the raven puzzle in the middle - it’s tough to put together so the kids can’t do that part themselves. For that reason, we always play this one with them." More Amazon reviews for Haba Orchard.

Amazon rating

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 Stars

Contents

  • Colorful game board
  • 4 fruit baskets
  • 40 wooden fruit pieces
  • 1 raven puzzle
  • 1 die
  • Instructions

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